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Breakdown of ODA by type of cooperation in 2020

The table below (breakdown of gross ODA) gives the distribution by type of cooperation of all Luxembourg’s 2020 ODA expenditure, following the rules of the DAC.

This reveals that bilateral cooperation, as defined by the DAC, represents 69.20% of all expenditure (DCF and budget items), while 30.80% was expended on multilateral cooperation.

Humanitarian aid, which is included in bilateral cooperation, was 15.56% of ODA in 2020.

NGOs administered over a fifth of Luxembourg’s ODA (21.09%), of which 17% was administered by Luxembourgish NGOs approved by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The latter received a quarter of bilateral aid in 2020, when all implementation methods are taken together.

The difference between gross and net ODA is due to the reimbursements made to the Development Cooperation Fund (DCF) or directly to the State Treasury during the year (cf. point 5 below).